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# If something is in neither A or B where does it go on the venn diagram?

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Emmanuel Dooley

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Dhanush Vydyam

It goes outside the sets of A and B (the overlapping circles), but stays in the Venn diagram (within the box surrounding the Venn diagram)

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Jake Collier

This event would be placed outside of the circles.

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Olawanle Layeni

A Venn diagram gives a pictorial representation and relationship amongst sets. The entire 'space' depicted by a Venn diagram is referred to as the "Universal Set" which has all sets in context as subsets.

In certain instances, the union of all sets depicted equals the Universal Set. In this case, an element must belong to at least one of the sets depicted.

However, in some cases, the union of all sets depicted by the Venn diagram does not equal the Universal Set. This means that there are elements that are in the Universal Set but not in any of the other sets!

To answer your question, the latter scenario is pertinent. If the Universal Set consists only of sets A and B (asides from itself and the empty set), and "something" is neither in A nor B, then that "something" is in the Universal set and not in the union of A and B. This means the "something" is in the complement of the union of A and B is in the Universal Set. Pictorially, the "something" is put outside of the plane figures representing A, B but within the Universal Set.

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It goes outside the Venn diagram.

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you can have it floating out-with the diagram itself

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Henry Soundy

On the outside of the circles

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It goes outside the venn diagram.

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Misbah Khan

It goes on the outside of the vent diagram but still inside the rectangle box

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Susang Kauchha

If something is neither in set A nor in set B, it would be placed outside the overlapping region of the Venn diagram, typically in the area outside both circles representing sets A and B. This area is often referred to as the complement of the union of sets A and B.

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The something will be outside the circles of A and B but will still be in the universal set.

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It will sit outside the main Venn diagram (outside of the circles) but still within the outer boundary.

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Sam Jermyn

In the area that is outside of both A and B.

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Jack Szeto

Outside both sets A and B

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